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    03-25-2011 01:22 PM #1 Sony accused George Hotz of leaving for a trip while being sued.




    Sony court has filed a claim that PS3 hacker George 'Geohot' Hotz (the guy who jailbroke the PS3) fled the country to South America in order to avoid handing over hard drives containing valuable information. "Hotz is now in South America, an excuse for why he will not immediately provide the components of his hard drives.

    However, Sony's filing didnt tell the truth, argues Hotz's attorney Stewart Kellar. According to Kellar, the trip to South America was not made in order to avoid turning over the components. "You can never take a vacation from a lawsuit. Mr. Hotz has had to make himself available 24/7, which has been quite demanding on him," explained Kellar in an email to IGN. "You have to remember that Mr. Hotz didn't choose to fight this battle, but now that he has been sued, he has put his heart into fighting this case that has enormous implications for consumers world-wide."

    Kellar also responded to concerns that Hotz had used donations to fund his trip, which is not true. Any questions about Mr. Hotz has using donation money to take a trip to South America, that's pretty silly dont you think?. Litigating against a massive company like Sony, who is represented by five attorneys, is very costly for a 21-year-old," Kellar added. "The donation money George has received is being used exclusively for his legal defense. If there are any funds left after the lawsuit, George is deciding to donate the money to the EFF [Electronic Frontier Foundation]." I think this is really good of Geo.

    He responded on his personal blog ‘GEOHOT GOT SUED.’

    The post made on March 23 says:

    Apparently, I have fled the country. ROFL

    Factually, it's true I'm in South America, on a vacation I've had planned and paid for since November. I mean, it is Spring break; hacking isn't my life. Rest assured that not a dime of legal defense money would ever go toward something like this. And of course Townsend loves the idea of painting me as an international fugitive. I have been in contact with my lawyers almost every day; I would not let the case suffer. That said, I also won't let this ridiculous lawsuit run my life either. Then the fearmongerers win.

    I will be back, I hear it's hard to come by the Xperia Play down here.
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    03-25-2011 02:01 PM #11


    Thanks the infomation and nicely writen might i say?

    Nice Geohotz, you can't really blame him it is spring break!

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    03-25-2011 02:02 PM #12

    Quote Originally Posted by Bomb789 View Post



    Sony court has filed a claim that PS3 hacker George 'Geohot' Hotz fled the country to South America in order to avoid handing over hard drives containing valuable information. "Hotz is now in South America, an excuse for why he will not immediately provide the components of his hard drives.

    However, Sony's filing didnt tell the truth, argues Hotz's attorney Stewart Kellar. According to Kellar, the trip to South America was not made in order to avoid turning over the components. "You can never take a vacation from a lawsuit. Mr. Hotz has had to make himself available 24/7, which has been quite demanding on him," explained Kellar in an email to IGN. "You have to remember that Mr. Hotz didn't choose to fight this battle, but now that he has been sued, he has put his heart into fighting this case that has enormous implications for consumers world-wide."

    Kellar also responded to concerns that Hotz had used donations to fund his trip, which is not true. Any questions about Mr. Hotz has using donation money to take a trip to South America, that's pretty silly dont you think?. Litigating against a massive company like Sony, who is represented by five attorneys, is very costly for a 21-year-old," Kellar added. "The donation money George has received is being used exclusively for his legal defense. If there are any funds left after the lawsuit, George is deciding to donate the money to the EFF [Electronic Frontier Foundation]." I think this is really good of Geo.

    He responded on his personal blog ‘GEOHOT GOT SUED.’

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    Nice thread man. I have lost track what been going on. It good to keep updated once in a while. Sony seems to find dirt on George

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    03-25-2011 02:04 PM #13

    Quote Originally Posted by IzBoogz View Post
    Nice thread man. I have lost track what been going on. It good to keep updated once in a while. Sony seems to find dirt on George
    they are trying to take everything he those and turn it into dirt

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    03-25-2011 02:05 PM #14

    Quote Originally Posted by Bomb789 View Post
    they are trying to take everything he those and turn it into dirt
    I figure that will be the case. Sony is just very upset how their system was hacked. At the end of the day, you can't prevent everything. Nothing is impossible nowadays with the technology we have today.

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    03-25-2011 02:06 PM #15

    Sony loves hating on Geo!
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    03-25-2011 02:06 PM #16

    Quote Originally Posted by imkingice View Post
    Only question I have is; Why didn't sony drop this case yet, they aren't going to gain anything over it, just lose.
    They're money hungry.

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    03-25-2011 02:09 PM #17

    Quote Originally Posted by Omniplasma View Post
    They're money hungry.
    You can't get money from somebody who has none. They wasted way more then they are gonna get from Geo.

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    03-25-2011 02:11 PM #18

    Quote Originally Posted by imkingice View Post
    You can't get money from somebody who has none. They wasted way more then they are gonna get from Geo.
    i think they want to teach all the other hackers out their that this is what will happen if you mess with sony

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    03-25-2011 02:13 PM #19

    Quote Originally Posted by Bomb789 View Post
    i think they want to teach all the other hackers out their that this is what will happen if you mess with sony
    Yay somebody knows!

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    03-25-2011 02:16 PM #20

    Quote Originally Posted by Derank View Post
    Thanks the infomation and nicely writen might i say?

    Nice Geohotz, you can't really blame him it is spring break!
    LMFAOO!!! wow im so slow today yooo, i didnt even pay attention

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bomb789 View Post
    i think they want to teach all the other hackers out their that this is what will happen if you mess with sony
    well i think that a very huge mistake then. because the more you try to make people an example of, the hungrier the person get to fight back

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